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The Lord heard Jacob’s prayer and came to Him in person to bless Him. The wrestling match was to teach Jacob not ever to let go of the God He trusted.

The Lord heard Jacob’s prayer and came to Him in person to bless Him. The wrestling match was to teach Jacob not ever to let go of the God He trusted.

BibleGateway: Genesis 32:22-32 ESV Text: Genesis 32:22-32 Genesis 32:22–32 (Listen) Jacob Wrestles with God 22 The same night he arose and took his two wives, his two female servants, and his eleven children,1 and crossed the ford of the Jabbok. 23 He took them and sent them across the stream, and everything else that he had. 24 And Jacob was left alone. And a man wrestled with him until the breaking of the day. 25 When the man saw that he did not prevail…

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An anxious meeting with Esau was on the horizon, but Jacob took his concerns to the Lord in prayer. The Lord’s answer comes next …

An anxious meeting with Esau was on the horizon, but Jacob took his concerns to the Lord in prayer. The Lord’s answer comes next …

BibleGateway: Genesis 32:1-21 ESV Text: Genesis 32:1-21 Genesis 32:1–21 (Listen) Jacob Fears Esau 32:1 Jacob went on his way, and the angels of God met him. 2 And when Jacob saw them he said, “This is God’s camp!” So he called the name of that place Mahanaim.1 3 And Jacob sent2 messengers before him to Esau his brother in the land of Seir, the country of Edom, 4 instructing them, “Thus you shall say to my lord Esau: Thus says your servant Jacob, ‘I…

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God had greatly blessed Jacob’s family, but Rachel just had to grab a few more things for herself. When tempted, it’s hard to keep our hands to ourselves.

God had greatly blessed Jacob’s family, but Rachel just had to grab a few more things for herself. When tempted, it’s hard to keep our hands to ourselves.

BibleGateway: Genesis 31:1-21 ESV Text: Genesis 31:1-21 Genesis 31:1–21 (Listen) Jacob Flees from Laban 31:1 Now Jacob heard that the sons of Laban were saying, “Jacob has taken all that was our father’s, and from what was our father’s he has gained all this wealth.” 2 And Jacob saw that Laban did not regard him with favor as before. 3 Then the LORD said to Jacob, “Return to the land of your fathers and to your kindred, and I will be with you.”…

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What moved the sinful woman to show such love toward Jesus? It was the forgiveness of sins she had received from Him.

What moved the sinful woman to show such love toward Jesus? It was the forgiveness of sins she had received from Him.

BibleGateway: Luke 7:36-50 ESV Text: Luke 7:36-50 Luke 7:36–50 (Listen) A Sinful Woman Forgiven 36 One of the Pharisees asked him to eat with him, and he went into the Pharisee’s house and reclined at table. 37 And behold, a woman of the city, who was a sinner, when she learned that he was reclining at table in the Pharisee’s house, brought an alabaster flask of ointment, 38 and standing behind him at his feet, weeping, she began to wet his feet with…

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Jesus reassured John and His disciples that He was the Promised One from heaven, and He warned those who would not believe it.

Jesus reassured John and His disciples that He was the Promised One from heaven, and He warned those who would not believe it.

BibleGateway: Luke 7:18-35 ESV Text: Luke 7:18-35 Luke 7:18–35 (Listen) Messengers from John the Baptist 18 The disciples of John reported all these things to him. And John, 19 calling two of his disciples to him, sent them to the Lord, saying, “Are you the one who is to come, or shall we look for another?” 20 And when the men had come to him, they said, “John the Baptist has sent us to you, saying, ‘Are you the one who is to…

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This reading highlights not only Jesus’ power to raise the dead but also His compassion toward those who suffer loss.

This reading highlights not only Jesus’ power to raise the dead but also His compassion toward those who suffer loss.

BibleGateway: Luke 7:11-17 ESV Text: Luke 7:11-17 Luke 7:11–17 (Listen) Jesus Raises a Widow’s Son 11 Soon afterward1 he went to a town called Nain, and his disciples and a great crowd went with him. 12 As he drew near to the gate of the town, behold, a man who had died was being carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow, and a considerable crowd from the town was with her. 13 And when the Lord saw…

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The Lord is our strength and our shield, our defense against all our enemies.

The Lord is our strength and our shield, our defense against all our enemies.

BibleGateway: Psalm 28 ESV Text: Psalm 28 Psalm 28 (Listen) The Lord Is My Strength and My Shield Of David. 28:1   To you, O LORD, I call;    my rock, be not deaf to me,  lest, if you be silent to me,    I become like those who go down to the pit.2   Hear the voice of my pleas for mercy,    when I cry to you for help,  when I lift up my hands    toward your most holy sanctuary.1 3   Do not drag me off with the wicked,    with the workers of…

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Thanks to the Lord and His work in us we are not like the unrepentant evildoers. May the Lord save us from the punishment that is awaiting them!

Thanks to the Lord and His work in us we are not like the unrepentant evildoers. May the Lord save us from the punishment that is awaiting them!

BibleGateway: Psalm 26 ESV Text: Psalm 26 Psalm 26 (Listen) I Will Bless the Lord Of David. 26:1   Vindicate me, O LORD,    for I have walked in my integrity,    and I have trusted in the LORD without wavering.2   Prove me, O LORD, and try me;    test my heart and my mind.13   For your steadfast love is before my eyes,    and I walk in your faithfulness. 4   I do not sit with men of falsehood,    nor do I consort with hypocrites.5   I hate the assembly of evildoers,    and I will not sit…

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The Lord is King and all the earth, as well as all power and authority, belongs to Him. Yet because of Jesus who has cleansed us from our sins we can approach Him without fear.

The Lord is King and all the earth, as well as all power and authority, belongs to Him. Yet because of Jesus who has cleansed us from our sins we can approach Him without fear.

BibleGateway: Psalm 24 ESV Text: Psalm 24 Psalm 24 (Listen) The King of Glory A Psalm of David. 24:1   The earth is the LORD’s and the fullness thereof,1    the world and those who dwell therein,2   for he has founded it upon the seas    and established it upon the rivers. 3   Who shall ascend the hill of the LORD?    And who shall stand in his holy place?4   He who has clean hands and a pure heart,    who does not lift up his soul to what is false    and does not…

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The centurion showed that his house was built on a foundation of rock, putting his confidence in Jesus even from a distance.

The centurion showed that his house was built on a foundation of rock, putting his confidence in Jesus even from a distance.

BibleGateway: Luke 6:46-7:10 ESV Text: Luke 6:46-7:10 Luke 6:46–7:10 (Listen) Build Your House on the Rock 46 “Why do you call me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and not do what I tell you? 47 Everyone who comes to me and hears my words and does them, I will show you what he is like: 48 he is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid the foundation on the rock. And when a flood arose, the stream broke against that house and…

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